Idaho Motorcycle Licensing
Motorcycle License Endorsements, Permits, Training & Insurance
The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 5/12/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://itd.idaho.gov/itddmv/.
Operating a Motorcycle in Idaho
In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of Idaho you must:
- Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
- Obtain an Idaho motorcycle license endorsement (you may also need to obtain a motorcycle instruction permit)
- Register your motorcycle with the state of Idaho
- Obtain insurance coverage that meets Idaho state requirements
The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Idaho is 15 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.
Getting an Idaho Motorcycle License
According to the Idaho Transportation Department Division of Motor Vehicles, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a motorcycle license endorsement to operate a motorcycle.
Find out how to obtain an Idaho Class M Motorcycle License Endorsement here.
Motorcycle Education & Training in Idaho
Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Idaho, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain an Idaho Class M license, unless you are under the age of 21. To find an Idaho Skills Training Advantage for Riding (STAR) Course, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.
Idaho Motorcycle Insurance Requirements
If you’re riding a motorcycle, you will have many of the same requirements regarding registration, licensing and insurance as automobile drivers have in Idaho. For information about Idaho insurance requirements, visit https://doi.idaho.gov/.
By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining an Idaho motorcycle license endorsement. If you are a new resident in Idaho, or you are a new rider and you’re shopping for motorcycle insurance, click here to get a quote in minutes.
Disclaimer: The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should review the links within this article, or contact the relevant state agency, for complete and current information.
The ID DMV requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Idaho, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.
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